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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B-
Happy Valley is a suburb of Portland with a population of 18,477. Happy Valley is in Clackamas County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Happy Valley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Happy Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Happy Valley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Happy Valley are highly rated.
About Happy Valley...
Population
18,477

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,468
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Happy Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Happy Valley

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$115,718
National
$55,322
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Happy Valley Reviews

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Love it here! The schools are great. Crime is low. The community is diverse and friendly. Now that the town is growing, more restaurants are moving here and parks are being built. It's a great place to raise a family.
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I love living in Happy Valley, Oregon. It's peaceful, quiet, clean and safe. Plus, it's really beautiful! There are several places that I enjoy going to. We're just a few miles away from food carts, hiking, shopping and excellent medical care. I have met a lot of friendly and wonderful people. Happy Valley is very family-oriented; it's a lovely place to raise a family. The only thing I would change about Happy Valley is the amount of diversity. I wish there was more of a range; that's the reason I rated it as very good and not excellent.
Something I like about Happy Valley, OR is that everything is very accessible. There are schools and stores very nearby and I205 is pretty close, too. It is a very beautiful area. One thing I would like to change, though, is the stereotype that surrounds Happy Valley. When people think of Happy Valley, they typically think of huge houses with green lawns and gates. However, not all of Happy Valley is as rich as everyone suspects. The majority of this area is rich, though.